The second headquarters of Amazon, often referred to as the HQ2, has been on the headline section for the past months. Recent reports had suggested that Amazon was closing in on the locations and said that many locations were being followed up by the Amazon team. Now, some insider sources have said that Amazon is planning to split the headquarters into two locations and will be accommodating 50,000 employees in total. The details were shared by people who are working in the decision-making process. The sources have also revealed some more information regarding the locations.
They say that Amazon executives have been discussing with government officials of cities Long Island Cities and Crystal City areas. The deals are going as expected, although nothing has been confirmed from Amazon’s side yet. Long Island City and Crystal City area are noted for their increasing population of people who work at Amazon. It has to be noted that a lot of Amazon employees are currently residing at these places and it is easy for Amazon to accommodate them at the two new locations. Amazon is throwing a lot of benefits for the cities too.
Executives have been meeting with Governors of multiple cities and a huge amount of subsidies are offered to each city in Amazon’s consideration. Crystal City is the more probable option in the list, because the city has better solutions for transportation and management. It is expected that the current nature of Crystal City would be useful from the human resource aspect as well. So far, there is no confirmation from Amazon to whether it has decided to split to two locations. However, the current sources, when combined with the earlier reports from Wall Street Journal, prove that the HQ2 will be two HQs in actuality.